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The Edinburgh Grand Ticket: 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tours

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

  • Start time

    City Sightseeing: 9am to 7pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season 

    Majestic Tour: 9:05am to 5:05pm, every 15-30 minutes 

    Edinburgh Tour: 9:05am to 5:50pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season 

    For exact departure times please check time table at the St Andrew Square departure point.

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your voucher for tickets at St Andrew Square, North side.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy travelling around the city with our economical 24 or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access three comprehensive routes that covers all major attractions in the city
  • See everything in the city, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Get up close with all your favourites, using over 40 strategic stops
  • Feast your eyes on the bustling city from our open-top buses
  • Explore Edinburgh’s history and legends with some riveting commentary onboard

Overview

Experience the best hop-on, hop-off experience in Edinburgh that brings together three exceptional services for you - City Sightseeing, Majestic and Edinburgh Bus Tours. Valid for either 24 or 48 years, depending on the ticket option you choose, the three routes comprehensively cover all the major attractions in the city - from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Farmer’s Market, and gives you full flexibility to explore the city at your own pace. While the Edinburgh Route comes with a riveting live commentary on board, the other buses have equally engaging multilingual audio commentary to keep you hooked to the city.

Some of the stops covered

  • Waverly Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Queen’s Gallery
  • Canongate Kirk
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Burns Monument
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia

…. And more!

Majestic Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The hop-on, hop-off bus goes north through the Georgian New Town and stops at the Royal Botanic Garden before heading down to the coast at Newhaven, Leith and Royal Yacht Britannia. From Britannia, the tour heads back up to the city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: Your hop-on, hop-off bus heads towards New Town with its elegant Georgian houses. After Charlotte Square the bus turns back south, passing the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery, towards the Old Town. After driving through Grassmarket with its exciting shops and pubs, you pass the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth attraction at Calton Hill. Return via Canongate past the Canongate Church, the Museum of Edinburgh and the People’s Story.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The hop-on, hop-off bus sets off along Princes Street. Look up to see stunning views of Edinburgh Castle perched on its crag. Continue through trendy Grassmarket then pass the National Museum of Scotland and the John Knox House. After driving along Canongate, you will pass the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill until you see the south gates to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

Inclusions

  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off brands included (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour, City Sightseeing)
  • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour only
  • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour)

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to attractions

Please note

Voucher Type: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity 

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption. Timings and stops are subject to change.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    The tour with the live guide, which was great, because it was interactive. Simply loved it.
    08/17/2020 Sarah Nevard,
  • 5
    It was a great experience with isango
    01/21/2020 Wesley Shaw,
  • 5
    perfect tour
    01/21/2020 Sinead McIlroy,

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